Should Your Art Match Your Sofa?

I’ve often heard said that art doesn’t have to match your sofa (or your room, for that matter). The thought is that the la-tee-dah art is so much more important that your furnishings and other decor that making sure it matches is an insult.  I believe it’s an insult not to consider the size, shape, and colors of the art when choosing it for a space.  Don’t you want the art (and room) to look as good as possible?

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Sophisticated Paint Colors and a Few Sweet Upgrades

Fresh, but not cold.  Sophisticated, but not formal.  Updated.  Welcoming.  Interesting.  This is how many of my clients describe the overall look they want for their homes.

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Better Than Baking a Pie for Harry Connick, Jr.

It’s been a busy week around here!  I worked with three new clients – one of them even had the welcome sign out for me on her front porch when I arrived:

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Now that’s the way to start out your morning!

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Could Mint Green Be the New Spa Blue?

For many years, no one wanted mint green anything.  But over the last couple of years, mint green has been everywhere.

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Lately, I’ve seen it finally trickle down into home decor.  And I’m loving it!  The most current light greens are not olive or sage or limey.  The freshest green paint colors are a bit like retro jadite, a slightly grayed mint.

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the new spa blue?

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Choosing a Better Paint Color Palette

I’m heading to church camp with my daughters and will be slightly “off the grid” for a few days, but I wanted to leave you with some color inspiration before I go!  I recently did a color and design consultation with a new client who recently moved into a new build in a historic area of Nashville.  She wanted to make the paint color palette of her first floor more interesting, but also wanted it to flow better visually throughout the space.  The office is currently her top priority, as she is about to launch an exciting new business from it!  Here’s what the front room looked like before:

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home office before

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Thinking of Updating Your Home with Gray? When You Should Think Again . . .

It seems like everyone is jumping of the gray bandwagon.  Are you considering updating your home with gray walls?  You may just need to think again . . .

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Painting Ceramic Tile and Textured Ceilings – Allison’s Living Room Details

Several of you have asked for specifics regarding some “issues” that we had in Allison’s (my lovely assistant) home makeover, so today I am highlighting a few biggies in her living room.

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Allison’s “new” living room

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